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With school holidays finally here, families are relaxing or getting ready for a trip away and those still working appreciate the lighter traffic and general ‘quietness’ that comes with holidays. Autumn brings a breathing out for all of us and we look towards those activities we’ve been wanting to learn or do but haven’t had the time. Finally we get the chance to find a great book to read or a new jigsaw for the table for everyone to help with, time for games and laughter, for creating with crafts of all sorts, drawing and painting, days full of imaginative play or time to gently enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our shop with a cuppa and handmade organic delights.
As the cooler Autumn mornings begin to turn your attention inward to the gentle task of creating, where will you begin? With new inspiration sent by changeable weather, with memories picked up from unfinished projects, longing to be completed or will you look within to see what new perspectives you can discover there. Where will you begin?
This term we offer you a sprinkling of workshops, from a free Creative Morning to a knitting workshop beginning with the humble square, soft pastel drawings: looking at ‘the tree’ in all of us and a talk on resilience, in you and your family. For full information see our workshop page.
Week 1 of Landscapes & Skyscapes with Lesley Cotter saw us working with shavings of chalk pastels. We rubbed blue with a cotton ball to create the negative space of clouds. Creating soft wisps of nothingness in the peaceful atmosphere of The Honeyclock was a delightfully relaxing way to spend a Saturday afternoon… Then we added rose pink and a touch of lemon to the clouds, before grounding our pictures (and ourselves) with Prussian blue. Finally, a glow of lemon into the blue base brought the harmony of green. A little bit tricky in parts, but a great start to learning a new technique! Thank you Lesley… Places are still available for the remaining 3 weeks. If you are inspired by this reviewer’s experience, call us on 9434 1944…
How do we create a meaningful mood at Christmas amidst the commercialism of today’s society? Our workshops this term are aimed at helping you to create something special in your own home, whether it is by building a mood of anticipation through an Advent tradition; by creating your own decorations for your home; or by making your own cards and gifts to give away. We have felting, pastel drawing, embroidery, paper silhouettes and storytelling workshops for you. Our experienced workshop leaders will guide you to find the Christmas you want for your home. For details go to our Workshop Page
We’ve been looking for Journals for our shop and we feel like we’ve found some, a beginning to a collection perhaps. Our difficulty has been in finding blank journals that look and feel beautiful. We want blank journals because they give you a freedom to write or draw, large or small, doodle or paste, blank gives you the freedom to enter into your journal however you desire. This being said we also have a few lined journals because we understand that this is what some desire, lines to hold and carry what you place on them… What style of page carries you into expression?